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Umpqua College Shooting

Umpqua College Shooting
Shooting Chart
Chris Harper-Mercer Birth Chart

Umpqua College Shooting

October 1 (Day 274, Spiritual Freedom):  Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, shot a teacher through the glass door of a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.  He entered the classroom armed with three pistols and a rifle.  He told the students to get down.  Then asked them one-by-one their religion.  By one account, if they said "Christian," he shot them in the head, and if they answered anything else, he shot them in the legs or body.  In the five minutes before police arrived, he killed 9 and injured 9.  He committed suicide after a  shootout with police.

The gunman was under the power of Satan.  Satan was acting like God in deciding who lives and who dies.  Since Christians are his enemies, he was killing them.  The gunman was the slave of Satan.  Christians were asked to give account for their Salvation (1 Pet 3:15) and defense for their faith (2 Cor 7:11 ("vindication" = "defense"); Eph 6:11, 13).

The gunman expressed Satanic viewpoint in writings he left at the scene.  He had been isolated by Satan and wanted fame and glory from killing people.  And he said he wanted to be embraced by Satan in Hell.

Shooting Chart

Umpqua Shooting ChartThe Chart at the time of the shooting at 10:37 AM PDT (1737 GMT) on October 1, 2015 contains a Coffin, a Grand Cross, and a Wing.  A Coffin is for burying the dead.  A Grand Cross is the most intensive sign of suffering in a chart.  And a Wing is a sign of power like a Horn.  The Wing was pointed at the Moon in Taurus, for a powerful group, corresponding to Umpqua College.

Midheaven was in Leo along with two other planets and the Morning Star on the cusp of Cancer.  Cancer corresponds to Oregon.  Midheaven in Leo symbolizes a great king, namely Christ at the Second Advent, but usurped by Satan as world ruler.

  1. Red Planet roaring lion (Satan, 1 Pet 5:8)
  2. Almighty God Most High (usurped by Satan)
  3. Morning Star reaper.
Leo corresponds to Washington, DC.

The Bottom of Heaven was in Aquarius, for the death of an evangelist, corresponds to the deaths of the Christian witnesses.  The Bottom of Heaven was in conjunction with the Redeemer in Aquarius, for being redeemed from the sea.  Umpqua, meaning across the water, is similar in meaning to the Hebrew, "many waters" (Isa 17:12, 13; Jer 51:55; Rev 1:15; 14:2; 17:1; 19:6).

Chris Harper-Mercer Birth Chart

Chris Harper-Mercer Birth ChartThe Birth Chart of Chris Harper-Mercer, born July 26, 1989 in England, contains a Castle and a Plow along with three pairs of planets for a flood.  The Castle (assuming it was upright, since the time of birth is not known) corresponds to Umpqua Community College.  A Plow symbolizes intensive suffering like being plowed under.  The Plow through the Castle symbolizes inflicting suffering upon an institution, such as the college.  The Plow pointed to the Savior in Cancer, for eternal security (Jn 10:28), which is the doctrine that was the issue in the Umpqua shooting.

The Sun was in Cancer, for a guard.  Cancer corresponds to Ireland in Europe.   The shooter was impressed with the Irish Republican Army.  The Moon was in Aries, for Jezebel.

Three planets in Sagittarius indicated a strong influence from this sign.

  1. Mediator mediation to save people.  The gunman acted as a mediator with Satan to let some people live in the Umpqua shooting.
  2. God of the Covenants battle plan, doctrine of war.  The gunman planned the Umpqua shooting and wrote about other shootings.
  3. Redeemer redeemed from the enemy or war.  The gunman was redeemed from the US Army after failing basic training.
The pair of planets in Leo corresponded to Satan's usurpation of power.
  1. Red Planet roaring lion (Satan, 1 Pet 5:8)
  2. Morning Star sovereign (usurped by Satan)


The mass murder at Umpqua Community College was the work of Satan.  The psychology (reversionism) of the shooter was not the issue.  Satan knew the shooter's destiny and held him captive.  Satan used him to play God and murder Christians.  Nine were killed, corresponding to the Plagues of Egypt.


1.  "Umpqua Community College shooting," Wikipedia, Oct. 2, 2015.
2.  "Oregon Shooting: Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer What We Know," NBC News, Oct. 2, 2015.
3.  Jeff Manning.  "Who is Chris Harper-Mercer? Records, internet paint hazy picture of gunman in Oregon shooting," OregonLive, Oct. 2, 2015.

Released October 2, 2015 - Revised Oct. 3, 2015

Author:  Larry Wood